The 23rd annual Lakewood Christmas Tree Lighting is this Saturday and everyone is invited!
This year’s event again features something for everyone. Kids’ activities will happen all day starting at 1 p.m. at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW. That includes live entertainment, kids karaoke, a scavenger hunt, carnival games, and more.
This free family event is a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Find one-of-a-kind gifts from 25 specialty vendors at the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Market and Craft Fair. Grab something to eat from food trucks and don’t forget to bring a folding chair to save a spot along the parade route.
The parade runs down Gravelly Lake Drive from Park Lodge Elementary School to Main Street in the Lakewood Towne Center, where it continues to Lakewood City Hall and the City Tree at the roundabout. (NOTE: Gravelly Lake Drive will be closed from 3 to 5 p.m. between 100th Street and Main Street for the Jingle Bell Dash and Parade of Lights. Main Street within Lakewood Towne Center will be closed from 12 to 8 p.m. for the day’s festivities.)
Bring the kids to visit with Santa (we have two sessions) or run in our Jingle Bell Dash — don’t forget your costumes, or your pets!
End your evening with the countdown to our annual Christmas tree lighting in front of Lakewood City Hall.
Event runs 1 to 7:30 p.m.
- All day: Free carnival games, kids karaoke, entertainment inside and outside City Hall, crafts and NEW this year a scavenger hunt.
- 1-2:30 p.m.: Santa visits (bring your own camera)
- 1-3 p.m.: LEGO contest: View the inspiring creations from the LEGO building competition where Lakewood youth showcase their creativity and talent. (Register here, space is limited.)
- 3:45 p.m.: Jingle Bell Dash (start at Park Lodge Elementary and run 0.5-mile to Lakewood City Hall; strollers and dogs on leash welcome; costumes strongly encouraged.)
- 4-5 p .m.: Parade of Lights (prizes will be awarded)
- 5 p.m.: Tree lighting
- 5-6:30 p.m.: Santa visits (bring your own camera)
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